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Integrating with putting the limits on we get:

ΔU=-W

Why is this? Here [itex]\vec{F}[/itex] is a conservative force/Force field.

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Integrating with putting the limits on we get:

ΔU=-W

Why is this? Here [itex]\vec{F}[/itex] is a conservative force/Force field.

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hi andyrk!

potential energy is simply another name for (minus) the work done by a conservative force

potential energy is simply another name for (minus) the work done by a conservative force

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hi andyrk!

potential energy is simply another name for (minus) the work done by a conservative force

Does it have any proof? Or is it just stated out of nowhere?

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Potential Energy is actually *defined *that way. It doesn't require a proof.

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yup!

*definition!*

(also applies eg to gravity)

(and only works for*conservative* forces)

(also applies eg to gravity)

(and only works for

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